Video preview: films not to miss at the cinema in February 2018

Fifty Shades Freed, The Shape of Water, Black Panther and Phantom Thread. Photos: Universal/Disney/2

Fifty Shades Freed, The Shape of Water, Black Panther and Phantom Thread. Photos: Universal/Disney/20th Century Fox/Focus Features - Credit: Universal/Disney/20th Century Fox/Focus Features

Take a sneak peek at the top must-watch movies coming to Norfolk's cinemas this February, including The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, Fifty Shades Freed, Black Panther and Lady Bird.


Phantom Thread (February 2) — Oscar-magnet Daniel Day-Lewis, in supposedly his final film appearance, teams up again with director Paul Thomas Anderson to play a couturier at the centre of the 1950s London fashion world.

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Journey's End (February 2) — Norfolk's Sam Claflin stars in Saul Dibb's thoughtful First World War drama that expands R. C. Sherriff's moving 1928 stage play without sacrificing too much of the psychological intensity.

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Den of Thieves (February 2) — Christian Gudegast's bullet-riddled Heat-like crime thriller of rule-bending cops and taunting criminals in Los Angeles, starring Pablo Schreiber and Gerard Butler on opposite sides of the law.

Roman J. Israel, Esq (February 2) — A scintillating, Oscar-nominated performance from Denzel Washington as the eponymous legal savant, who conceals his genius behind a shambolic appearance.

Winchester (February 2) — Helen Mirren plays an eccentric firearm heiress who believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle in chiller inspired by America's most haunted house.

The Mercy (February 9) — Man On Wire director James Marsh helms this biopic of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Fifty Shades Freed (February 9) — Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) prepare to marry but they are stalked by a nefarious face from the past in the concluding chapter of the erotically-charged trilogy.

The 15:17 to Paris (February 9) — He may be 87 but Clint Eastwood is back directing this thriller based on the real-life thwarted terrorist attack on a French train in 2015, which saw three Americans overpower a terrorist.

Tad The Lost Explorer and the Secret Of King Midas (February 9) — A clumsy archaeology graduate and his friends become embroiled in a race against time to locate hidden treasures in this computer-animated adventure.

The Shape of Water (February 16) — Guillermo del Toro's dreamy cold war fantasy up for 13 Oscars with Sally Hawkins playing a mute cleaner at a governmental research facility who falls in love with a captured sea creature.

Black Panther (February 16) — One of the most eagerly anticipated comic book films of the year starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role as Marvel's first black superhero.

Loveless (February 16) — A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments in drama from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan).

Lady Bird (February 16) — Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated idiosyncratic directorial debut, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama starring Saoirse Ronan as a spirited 17-year-old.

Father Figures (February 16) — Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road to find him in comedy with Owen Wilson.

I, Tonya (February 23) — Margot Robbie plays disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in real life story of how, with her ex-husband, she hired someone to break the leg of a competitor with a hammer.

Finding Your Feet (February 23) — A judgmental snob discovers her husband is having an affair and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister on inner-city estate in British comedy, with Imelda Staunton and Joanna Lumley.

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